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  • Writer's pictureSaffron Sumner

18 Free Workspaces in Birmingham

Back again with free workspaces across the UK.

Only some people want to stay at home to do their work.

Some people find it distracting and unproductive, instead preferring to be in an atmosphere similar to an office but without the distractions.

If this sounds like you, and you’re based in Birmingham, keep reading to discover 18 places you can remotely work from!

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London - 30 free work spaces.

Manchester - 22 free work spaces.

First up;

The Library of Birmingham

Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2ND

The Library of Birmingham is one of the largest public libraries in the world, so there should always be a space for you to work!

There are work spaces indoors and outdoors, so whatever mood you’re in, the Library of Birmingham has got you covered.

Computers are also available, so if you’ve forgotten your laptop, have no fear!

The Transfer at The Old Print Work

The Transfer, 506 Moseley Rd, Birmingham, UK

The Transfer in Birmingham currently offers a free first day or a £5 whole first week; who doesn’t love discounts?

The Transfer is a quiet and professional co-working space, helping you stay productive in your working day.

They offer free coffee and tea to keep you awake, and there is a community cafe if you fancy something to eat.

York’s Café

29 / 30 Stephenson St, Birmingham B2 4BH

York’s Cafe was founded in 2012 and has made a name for itself in Birmingham as a new-generation coffee shop and social space.

The cafe offers spacious wooden tables to work from and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

If you enjoy working around other people, this is your place.


The Big Peg, Warstone Ln, Birmingham B18 6NF

Urban offers spacious tables to work from and delicious coffees to keep you working at your best.

Open from 9 am-4:30 pm, you can spend your entire working day here!

If you start to feel peckish, Urban has an extensive lunch and brunch menu with many tasty dishes.

What more can you ask from a workspace?

Saint Kitchen

Unit 2, 61a St Paul’s Square, Birmingham, B3 1QS

Saint Kitchen is an independent cafe in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, easily accessible by car, public transport, or by foot.

Their food is homemade and open from 8 am, so if your working hours are slightly outside of the typical 9-5, you still have a place to go.

Saint Kitchen is a cashless business, so remember to bring your card if you want any of their famous doughnuts!

200 Degrees

21 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BH

200 Degrees has a capacity of 90 seats on the ground floor, so you’ll be sure to find a space to work.

They are dedicated to serving the best coffee possible, spending years perfecting their technique.

If you’re a coffee lover looking for a place to spend your working day, I highly recommend 200 Degrees.

Faculty Coffee

14 Piccadilly Arcade, Birmingham B2 4HD

Faculty Coffee is a small coffee shop in Birmingham’s city centre.

Established in 2013, they offer a range of food from their in-house bakery.

Faculty Coffee has long benches to work from and a quiet, friendly atmosphere.

If you want to support local, consider this as your new workspace.

Boston Tea Party

T190 Corporation St, B4 6QD.

Boston Tea Party is located in a beautiful old building on Birmingham’s Corporation Street.

They offer spacious benches to work from and are dog-friendly, so you can bring your furry friend to work with you!

Sounds like the perfect working day.

Boston Tea Party has an extensive food and drink menu, so whatever you need to get through the day, they’ve got you covered.

Cherry Reds

88-92 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BN

Cherry Red is open 7 days a week from 10 am to 11 pm, so if your working day is outside of the normal Mon-Fri 9-5, then this is the perfect place for you.

They are an independent bar based in Birmingham city centre and offers a range of homemade cakes to keep you motivated throughout the day.

Under Pressure Espresso

23A Birmingham Rd, Sutton Coldfield B72 1QA

Under Pressure Espresso is an independent coffee shop based in Sutton Coldfield.

They offer spacious tables to work from, so you can bring your laptop, notepad, or anything else you might need.

They’re closed early on Mondays but are open 9 am-5 pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Second Cup Coffee Company

Second Cup Birmingham, 64 New Street, B2 4DU

Second Cup Coffee is a big hit among those remote working.

They have comfy chairs, spacious tables, and delicious coffee; what more can you ask for?

Their opening hours extend from 7:30 a.m.-to 7:30 pm, so you can spend your entire day here.

Quarter Horse Coffee

88-90 Bristol Street, B5 7AH

Quarter Horse Coffee was established in 2015 on Bristol Street in the Southside area of Birmingham.

They roast their beans fresh daily, so you know you’re getting the best quality possible when you order a coffee.

Their cafe is open and bright, making it ideal for anyone wanting to focus on their work.

Waterstones cafe

24-26 High St, 24-26 High St, B4 7SL

Waterstones in Birmingham have a brand new cafe run by booksellers!

Since they understand the need for peace and quiet, they offer a ‘quiet coffee’ to leave you in peace while you work and soak up the atmosphere.

After you finish working, you can even reward yourself with a new book!

The Edwardian Tearooms

Chamberlain Square, B3 3DH

The Edwardian Tearooms offer a light and airy atmosphere, with lots of tables to work from.

On Mondays, you can get a free mini muffin with any hot drink you order!

The Edwardian Tearooms are also a great place to entertain clients, as their private booths have a ‘press for champagne’ service.

Java Roastery

124 Colmore Row

Java Roastery was first established in 2005 in Moseley Village.

In 2015, they opened their second store in a grade 1 listed building in Colmore Row.

All of their coffee houses are beautifully designed, so they have a great atmosphere to work in.

Java Roastery believes that coffee houses should be places of culture and social hubs.

If you enjoy the social side of working, then this is the place for you.

University Coffee Shops

Birmingham B15 2SB

University Coffee Shops are always the perfect place to get work done, as students will also focus on their work.

So you can get the social element of being in an office but also know that you won’t be disturbed.

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